The WAMS Program Team provide Primary Health Care and opportunistic health screening to towns within the Walgett Shire and other remote locations. One of the main focuses of the Program Team is to provide health promotion activities which are implemented into the community to increase awareness on various health issues.
WAMS have regular GPs who offer treatment and advice to the people of Walgett and surrounding districts. The Clinic Nurse and Aboriginal Health Workers provide on-going continuity of care to the clients in a friendly, yet professional manner.
WAMS have regular dentists who come on a rotational basis and a dental therapist that comes weekly.
The WAMS Drug & Alcohol Team offers assistance to individuals in finding ways of dealing with their addiction, by way of counselling, being admitted into a rehabilitation centre or by having someone there to support them whilst they undertake rehabilitation. The team also provides emotional support to families.
This program provides outreach services to Lightning Ridge, Walgett and Goodooga, assisting with school screenings with personnel from Australian Hearing and the Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.
The Eye Health Worker assists the visiting Optometrist to conduct Eye Health Clinics in a number of communities.
This program is focused on family safety and child protection and offers support and understanding to those who are struggling with family and social problems.
WAMS conduct Men’s health activities during the year, ie the Men’s Pit Stop, which identifies Men’s Health issues.
This program offers antenatal and postnatal care, working with clients and their families to deliver holistic primary health care. The midwife, with the assistance of the health worker, deliver services in a comfortable clinic setting and home visits are offered on request.
WAMS are involved in health promotion events that are celebrated at an International, National and State Level.
This program provides a range of activities to Walgett and surrounding communities which include fortnightly clinics, health Promotion and School Education.
The Mental Health Worker aids the visiting Counsellors and Psychologists in the provision of a holistic social and emotional wellbeing program.
This position attends the local schools, visiting classrooms and unobtrusively studying speech behaviours. With the assistance of the teachers and parents, children with difficulties are offered guidance through games to improve their speech.
WAMS provides pap smears and self breast awareness to women of all ages. The team also offers advice on all women’s heath issues in a considerate and pleasant manner.
The Healthy for Life (H4L) Program provides Aboriginal clients who are elderly and / or those with chronic disease with regular health assessments.
The Exercise Physiologist and Dietician are part of the Healthy for Life Program and are based at WAMS, arranging clinics and educational programs across the Bila Muuji Upper Sector Consortium for clients meeting the ‘Healthy for Life’ criteria. The Exercise Therapy Room is available to clients to use once an initial consultation has been completed.
The Family Centred Primary Health Care (FCPHC) team provides fortnightly clinics at Goodooga and Pilliga, working closely with area health staff in these locations. Planning is underway to commence clinics in other towns.
The Goonimoo Mobile Children’s Service visits the towns and communities of Collarenebri, Carinda, Goodooga, the Mercadool Group and a number of outlying properties. The program also runs a Long Day Care Service at Euragai Goondi three days a week.
WAMS has a range of specialist services available that visit on either a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or bi monthly basis.